February 2013

Architectural models and prints on exhibit at Hinkle Memorial Library this month

Posted Date: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 14:00

An exhibit of architectural models and process oriented digital prints is on display at the Hinkle Memorial Library Gallery on the Alfred State campus throughout the month of February. Created by Alfred State architecture students, the models are each roughly 2ft. by 2 ft. in size and were produced from sketches that were transformed into digital designs and turned into 3D models. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal business hours. Visitors are welcome to park in parking area no. 8 on the college loop.

Need assistance with financial aid forms? Visit Alfred State on Feb. 9 for SUNY Financial Aid Day

Posted Date: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 14:00

Alfred State is participating in SUNY Financial Aid Day, Saturday, Feb. 9. beginning at 9 a.m. in the EJ Brown Business Building, Room 414, on the Alfred campus.

SUNY Financial Aid Day is held annually to help prospective students and families understand the financial aid process and give them assistance with filing the financial aid application and understanding the types of aid available and the award process.

Staff from Alfred State’s Office of Student Records and Financial Services will be on hand to help students complete and electronically submit the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is required for all financial aid, including New York state assistance. This event is open to all prospective college students, not just those attending or planning on attending Alfred State.

Anyone interested in attending is urged to register in advance online or by calling 1-800-342-3811 to receive a list of information to bring with them. Students are also encouraged to obtain the following items prior to attending SUNY Financial Aid Day: a Federal PIN number at www.pin.ed.gov (allow 1-3 business days for receipt); driver's license; alien registration card (non-U.S. citizens); bank statements and investment information; FAFSA PIN number; Social Security numbers; 2012 Federal Income Tax return (or estimated); W-2 forms or other records of income earned for 2012; and 2012 untaxed income information.

Poetry Reading with Dr. Juliana Gray set for Feb. 20

Posted Date: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 16:00

Alfred State is hosting a poetry reading with acclaimed poet Dr. Juliana Gray on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the Allegany Room in the Central Dining Hall on the Alfred State campus. The evening event is free and open to the public. The program begins with a short reception at 6 p.m. followed by a reading by Dr. Gray and a discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dr. Gray is an associate professor of English at Alfred University and the recipient of the 2010 Orphic Book Prize from Dream Horse Press and the 2010 Bea Gonzalez Prize for Poetry.

Day-long Conference ‘Promoting Philanthropy: Applying Marketing Strategies in Development’, Feb. 27

Posted Date: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 16:00

Alfred State is hosting a program for advancement services professionals, development directors, and anyone involved with managing a dedicated fundraising program that is called “Promoting Philanthropy: Applying Marketing Strategies in Development”.

Scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake Lodge, 6107 Terbury Road in Alfred, the program covers a variety of strategies for achieving fundraising success and is presented by a variety of accomplished speakers who will explore the diverse issues that challenge annual, major, and planned giving programs.

The program is sponsored in part by a CASE District II Venture Capital Grant and is applicable for 5.25 points in Category 1.B - Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. Cost is $25 and includes breakfast and lunch. whitedm@alfredstate.edu.

Program sessions include:

My First 100 Days - Latest Research on Marketing Strategies, presented by Morgan Dornsife, Director of the Roberts Fund - Roberts Wesleyan College.

Branding Your Annual Fund and Other Strategies to Increase Revenue - presented by Pamela Witter, Director of Development, Houghton College.

Opportunities and Distractions: Trends in Annual Giving - presented by Colleen A. Brade, CFRE, Vice President and Consultant, RuffaloCODY.

Donor Relations and Stewardship Trends: Best Practices for Retaining Donors and Building Lifelong Relationships, presented by Colleen A. Brade.

Major Gifts - Julie Cunningham and Diane Frick, Director of Annual Giving and Major Gifts Officers, St. Bonaventure University.

Planned Giving - Robert Constantine, Director of Planned Giving, Development & Alumni Relations, RIT.

Mardi Gras Dinner, Feb. 12

Posted Date: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 16:00

Students enrolled in the culinary arts programs at Alfred State will prepare a Mardi Gras celebration, featuring a New Orleans-style menu, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 5-7 p.m., in the student cafeteria of the Culinary Arts Building on the Wellsville campus.

Masked wait staff will serve patrons at tables decked out in bright colors designed to evoke a Mardi Gras atmosphere; musical jazz selections will provide additional ambience. Guests will receive complimentary Mardi Gras beads in the traditional colors of green, gold, and purple.

Cost of the event is $17 for adults; $7 for children 10 and under. Proceeds from the event, which is sponsored by the Top Hat Club (the culinary honor society), will benefit the club’s activity fund. No reservations will be accepted.

Alfred State Student Earns Pennsylvania Land Surveyors Foundation Scholarship

Posted Date: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 16:00

Alfred State senior Dakota Cornell of Eldred, PA, was presented with the Pennsylvania Land Surveyors’ Foundation scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year last month at the organization’s annual conference in Hershey, PA. The organization, an affiliate of Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors, presented a total of nine scholarships, totaling $12,000, to college students enrolled in two- and four-year surveying degree programs at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Lehman, PA., Alfred State, Alfred, NY; and Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI. Scholarship awards are based on academic performance, extracurricular activity participation, career goals, and adviser recommendations. Individual scholarships ranged from $1,000 to $2,500.

The objective of the Foundation’s program is to promote, improve, and encourage the profession and practice of land surveying in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania by providing financial assistance to individuals intending to pursue, or who are currently pursuing, an education in surveying with an ultimate goal of becoming practicing Professional Land Surveyors.

The Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors is a statewide professional organization that supports the practice of land surveying. The society focuses on providing education, encouraging legislative involvement, enhancing public awareness, and promulgating ethics of the profession.

WINS Club Holiday Fundraiser Benefits Local Families through Steuben Rural Ministry

Posted Date: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 16:00

Alfred State’s WINS Club (Women In Non-traditional Studies) recently conducted a holiday fundraiser, raising $180 through can and bottle returns and coin banks, to buy presents for two families sponsored by Steuben Rural Ministry of Canisteo. Members of the Alfred State campus assisted in wrapping the presents. Pictured, from left, sophomore Morgan Brown of Montgomery; senior Kat Palmer of Bergen; senior Emily Connors of Spencerport; Professor Joy Carlson, club advisor; sophomore and WINS secretary Brook Hart of Saint Johnsville; senior and WINS treasurer Katie Lange of Sanborn. Hart is a business administration student at Alfred State.

WINS Club 2012

Kellogg Authors Short Story in New Anthology

Posted Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 16:00

Dr. Richard Kellogg, professor emeritus of psychology at Alfred State, is the author of a short story included in a new anthology of adventures about the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. The volume, titled The Great Detective: His Further Adventures, is edited by noted mystery writer Gary Lovisi. The book is a collection of twelve Sherlockian stories, and is published by Wildside Books.

Kellogg’s contribution to the anthology is titled "Irene and the Old Detective." The story presents an endearing portrayal of the elderly Holmes living in retirement at a small cottage near the English Channel. The old detective shows a young girl named Irene that the methods used in detection are also useful for improving her academic performance at school. With his assistance, Irene develops into a good detective as well as an excellent student in the classroom.

Kellogg has received grants from the SUNY Research Foundation for developing instructional materials on the problem-solving techniques of Sherlock Holmes. He has authored three books about the great detective and is a frequent writer for The Baker Street Journal, the premier journal of Sherlockian studies. Kellogg has lectured on the educational applications of the Holmes adventures at Alfred State, Alfred University, Colby College, and Stevens Institute of Technology. His most recent book on this subject is titled Vignettes of Sherlock Holmes (Gryphon Books, 2008).

Call for Presenters for Upcoming Holistic Health and Wellness Expo at Alfred State

Posted Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 16:00

Area residents who have an interest in health and wellness and a desire to present information and insights to students are invited to share their presentation ideas with organizers of an upcoming holistic Health and Wellness Expo for students set for April 6. The event is being planned by Alfred State’s Health and Wellness Services. Presentation ideas should focus on health and wellness related topics such as yoga, healthful eating, hiking, how to prepare to run a marathon, gardening, and others. The purpose of the Expo is to present inspiring and informative seminars on topics that contribute to physical, mental, environmental, professional, cultural, spiritual, and social well-being. To share your presentation ideas, email Libby Tsibulsky at tsibull@alfredstate.edu.

Dinner Theater Production of “12 Angry Jurors” set for March 7-9

Posted Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 16:00

The Alfred State Drama Club invites you into the jury room for a dinner theater production of "12 Angry Jurors,” a play based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose titled “12 Angry Men” and adapted for stage by Sherman Sergel.

The show opens on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. This performance is not a dinner theater show. For this performance only, buses will run to and from the campus beginning at 6:30 p.m. The dinner theater performances are set for Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. at Lake Lodge, 6107 Terbury Road in Alfred. The dinner menu includes roast turkey breast or apricot glazed ham, homemade macaroni and cheese, salad, mashed potatoes, gravy, maple glazed carrots, stuffing, and cranberry chutney, with a cash bar, and assorted desserts and hot drinks served at intermission.

Tickets for the Thursday performance are $5 general admission and $2 for students. All tickets can be reserved by contacting Barbara Pierce in the Office of Student Engagement at (607) 587-4075 or by email at piercebb@alfredstate.edu. Tickets for the Thursday performance will also available at the door.

Tickets for the dinner theater performances are $20 or two meal swipes for students. These tickets must be reserved by Feb. 25.